The Humpty Dumpty Omelette
The omelette is a classic dish that can be served for breakfast, lunch or supper. As so many foods go so well with eggs, there are endless variations on fillings.
What you will need?
4 happy Humpty Dumpty eggs
125ml milk (or cream)
Salt and pepper to taste
A filling of your choice
Break the eggs into a mixing bowl, add the milk or cream and seasoning, and whisk together.
There are two key methods to cook an omelette.
To Fry: Pour the egg mixture into a hot buttered frying pan. Once the base has begun to cook sprinkle over the filling. Fold 1/3 of the omelette into the middle and then the remaining 1/3 into the middle. Flip the omelette over to finish cooking before sliding the omelette whole onto a plate.
To Bake: Add the filling ingredients to the egg mixture. Pour into a deep, hot, oiled pan, keeping the pan on heat until the base and sides have just begun to colour and pull away from the sides. Place the pan in a medium oven at 180ºC for 5-10 minutes until the middle is cooked and browned before turning out and serving in slices.
Tip: Some ideas for omelette fillings are-
the ‘classics’ – cheddar cheese and ham; bacon and mushrooms; spinach and feta cheese
the ‘gourmet’ – red peppers and baby marrows; caramelised onion and roasted cherry tomatoes;
oyster mushrooms and mung bean sprouts that have been lightly stir-fried with soy sauce